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Jan 6, 2010

Altered Up - Make the Date

Who's getting so excited for tonight's release from My Favorite Things? I swear each month it gets better and better! Before I show you my project today I just wanted to remind you that the new stamps, templates, and accessories will go on sale tonight at 10pm EST. And, as the doors are opening, you'll want to stop by Kim's blog for the Shop Hop Blog hop!

You may have seen a few peeks of the new Make the Date set yesterday - it is HUGE! Its perfect for invitations, calendars, to do lists, journals etc! If you ask me, it is a *must have* set for stampers.

There is also an amazing set of digital downloads which have been put together for you to quickly and easily make calendars, to do lists and more! The calendar template is available in both a large and a small version. For my sample, I used the larger sized calendar for my project today. Let me just say that I downloaded, printed, trimmed and assembled this in less than 30 minutes. Which for me, is pretty fast!

Using a paper trimmer, I quickly trimmed off the whitespace around the calendar, and then adhered it to a piece of kraft cardstock. A quick zip zap through my machine and a bit of distress ink, then it was added to a piece of MFT's Hot Fudge cardstock with dimensional boosters. I used Make the Date to add "January" to the calendar and sponged the edge to match.

I've added some of my favorite touches to the matting - this month that consists of using my Apron Lace punch, sewing, distressing, distress inking, a little grosgrain ribbon and a few half pearls. Oh, and about five trips through the sewing machine with the "crazy stitch."

Since it came together so easily, I decided that I'll make a new one each month, based on whatever my newest "thing" is that month. You'll see February in the next day or so as I'm already loving the Valentines day theme!

Don't forget to stop by Kim's blog today after 11am EST for links to all the DT who will be participating in previews today!

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Christina Fischer said...

*sigh* It's just SO cute! I can't wait to see next month's installment! :)

Cindy Haffner said...

Very nicely done Joanne.

Debbie said...

Very nice and practical! What a great idea :) Would make GREAT gifts too!!!

Jana Weaver said...

Joanne, this is just beautiful, I love all the stitching on here. I think I need to get a new sewing machine to keep up with you!!

Jamie said...

Another idea that I am defiantly going to CASE, it is adorable Joanne!!

Barbara said...

ACK!! Out of SIGHT, Joanne! I'm already thinking of how I'll CASE this!!

Kathy Daume' said...

Beautiful calendar Joanne! I'm going to have to make one too!

Julie Dinn said...

Oh Joanne, it's beautiful! Yet another project to put on my to do list!

Kelli said...

OK so... note to self:

By BIA

Buy Make the Date (lol as if...)

Make To Do List

Add Birthday Book

Calendar pages

.... you guys will have me BUSY BUSY BUSY for MONTHS...

mason.melissa04 said...

What a beautiful calendar!! I absolutely love it!!! This is one I HAVE to try! Thanks for all the great inspiration!

Amy Sheffer said...

Totally gorgeous, girl. And to think it was a relative quickie - you're AMAZING!!

StampOwl said...

you are rockin' those calendars!

Mel M. M. McCarthy said...

TOO precious! The stitching...the colours it's all gorgeous!

Jessie/knightrone said...

LOVE this!!!

 
 

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